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waited until friday to tell them about the affair that caused cia director david petraeus his job. key lawmakers and the white house were kept in the dark for months. >> reporter: members of congress say the f.b.i. should have alerted them agents were investigating cia director david petraeus before the scandal broke on friday. >> this is something that could have had and effect on national security. i think we should have been told. >> reporter: f.b.i. officialssay they did not notify lawmakers or the white house because no national security issues were involved. on cbs this morning, retired general richard myers spoke as to whether the president should have been told about the probe when it started last summer nfrmgts my view that would not have been unusual. >> reporter: petraeus stepped down after admitting to and extra marital affair. his alleged miss stress, paula broadwell made this comment about him. >> i'm not in love with dpp but i had -- david petraeus but he's a terrific role model for children. >> reporter: petraeus had been scheduled to of it before congress this week
, then they have a problem with me. >> reporter: acting cia director michael morrell is testifying today. former cia director david petraeus will testify behind closed doors tomorrow. one hearing today is not closed. the house foreign affairs committee is asking experts to offer their assessment of what went wrong. >> it's two months later and too little is known about what took place. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton will not testify this week. she is scheduled to talk to lawmakers once the state department completes its own investigation. danielle nottingham, cbs news, capitol hill. >>> oil giant bp has agreed to pay the largest criminal penalty in u.s. history. $4.5billion for the 2010 oil spill in the gulf of mexico. 11 people were killed in an oil rig explosion and the resulting oil leak caused severe environmental damage. bp plans to plead guilty to obstruction for lying to congress about how much oil was pouring out of the ruptured well. >>> president obama is seeing the aftermath of superstorm sandy firsthand today. he is touring the damage and checking in on the recovery
nottingham reports. >> reporter: reporters weren't able to catch a good glimpse of former cia director david petraeus today but he told lawmakers that the initial talking points that came out of the report from benghazi, libya described that event as a terrorist attack and he wasn't sure how or when the account changed. former cia director david petraeus made his first public appearance since the sex scandal forced him to resign last week. he testified before congress about the terror attack in benghazi that took the lives of u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others. behind closed doors, petraeus told lawmakers he believed all along terrorists attacked the u.s. consulate in libya. but petraeus didn't answer a key question: who in the obama administration pinned the attack on demonstrators? >> it went through a long process involving many agencies, he said, department of justice, state department, and no one knows yet exactly who come up with the final version of talking points. >> reporter: five days after the attack, u.n. ambassador susan rice was still blaming a spontaneous demonstr
saying he has no evidence that the former cia director's extramarital affair impacted national security. cbs news reporter danielle nottingham has more now from the white house. >> reporter: at his first press conference in 8 months, president obama faced questions about the widening scandal that forced cia director david petraeus to resign. >> by his own assessment did not meet the standards that he felt were necessary as the director of cia. >> reporter: president obama addressed why he did not hear about the fbi investigation until after the election. >> we're not supposed to meddle in, you know, criminal investigations and that's been our practice. >> reporter: before he handed in his resignation, he had been scheduled to testify about the attacks in benghazi, libya. he has agreed to meet with lawmakers. details are being work out. the petraeus scandal is general advertising general john allen's future. the -- jeopardizing general john allen's future after he exchanged e-mails with a socialite jill kelley. the white house and lawmakers have expressed support for general allen in na
in afghanistan, is now linked to the scandal involving former cia director david petraeus. pentagon investigators are looking into e-mail communications between allen and tampa socialite jill kelley that some have characterized as flirtatious. kelley is the woman who went to the fbi with inspection threatening e-mails that agents traced to petraeus' alleged girlfriend paula broadwell. one senior defense official says the general allen investigation centers on about 20,000 pages of documents. another says allen and kelley only exchanged a few hundred e- mails over a number of years. and that the vast majority of them are completely innocuous. kelley's brother defended her character. >> i know who my sister is. and i know she's a good mother and a good wife. >> reporter: allen remains in command of 68,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan. he was supposed to be here on capitol hill this week for hearings on his nomination to be supreme u.s. commander in europe. now, that's on hold. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. >> reporter: petraeus resigned friday an
: acting cia director michael morrell joined rice's capitol hill meeting to help her field questions. danielle nottingham cbs 5. >>> president obama is making a public case this week for his approach to avert the "fiscal cliff." he is meeting today and tomorrow with small business owners and middle class families and he will visit a small business in pennsylvania on friday. negotiations with republicans continue behind closed doors. a democratic senator says his side is willing to discuss reform of medicare and medicaid. >> the math just doesn't work anymore. not because the programs are bad but because thank goodness we're living longer. >> republicans are signalling they're open to compromise but so far, they still oppose the president's idea to raise taxes on the wealthy. instead, republican leaders want to limit tax deductions and loopholes without an agreement. across-the-board tax hikes will take effect on january 1 without an agreement. here's a breakdown of what would happen. for households earning 20 to $40,000, the tax increase would be $1,200. for householder, 40 to $64,00
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